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I am liking this very, very much. Definitely an improvement on DYLRM? which remains, I think, my least favourite.
How lush is 'We Are Sound'? Ahhhh.
I can barely choose between RM and Decline as their best album, No Need To Cry is the prettiest song in ages
And yeah, there's some wonderful stuff on that album, but a few boring tracks too.
Open Season seems to be unpopular among fans, but I think it hangs together beautifully. 'Please Stand Up' deserved to be their big breakthrough single.
got it on a whim, kinda dismissed it as being a bit too slow and one-note. Will give it a proper listen tomorrow though.
And what do you find boring on RM, out of interest?
the 5-7 of Canvey Island/Down on the Ground/A Trip Out a bit dull, which was a shame as the album starts brilliantly and Great Skua --> No Need To Cry is also great. Open The Door is also forgettable.
But I like Open The Door.
I get Canvey Island, it's probably my least favourite too, but Ground and Trip Out are like the most powerful songs on the album. All huge and echoey and rock-as-fuck
I like it, Not going to overdo it before Monday though.
2011, you'd better have something seriously special up your sleeve to top this.
This is my default record of the year (already) until I hear otherwise.
But I am going to give this a quick unbiased listen, and report back.
First track I've come too I quite like.
It's nothing dramatically different to what they've done before. But to me that's inherently a good thing.
I can't easily choose between Decline, Open Season or DYLRM. They all have many great moments.
and very encouraged so far. Sounds quite dense and lush and adventurous. I'm going to wait until I buy it to really let it sink in though.
i am very, very much enjoying the first two tracks.
Then go out and buy everything by them.
I've always thought Decline and Open Season are quite similar to one another (both excellent), really like DYLRM too and never understood the backlash this got a few years back on these boards.
What I've heard of Valhalla has all been live and sounds excellent.
Past few times I've seen BSP, they've played nothing off Open Season, which is a shame but we always get the Great Skua, which I think should remain in every set.
the past couple of times I've seen them. Would like to see Oily Stage make a return. And North Hanging Rock.
and then given it away: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=122&title=british_sea_power_exclusive_free_mp3&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
I was going off this: http://www.facebook.com/notes/british-sea-power/music-omh-interview/479769066779
is that they basically maintain their sound from album to album, but each release sort of has its own twist. The first is the most 'post-punk' and raw, the second is the most airy and expansive, the third is the most epic, etc. I'm looking forward to really diving into this one, from the stream it sounds great.
And for the record, up until now, Open Season had always been my favorite, and I agree about Please Stand Up being a should've-been smash.
In fact I'm putting this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYJKtC2cMoo
For no reason other than that it's an utterly wonderful song. 'I wish all of time could be like this...' <3
I find it very dull.
Well done, you're the first person to use my user name against me.
That song sounds like they were trying to write a hit single, only they forgot to include a decent melody. Meh.
also i admire them for gaining their own "identity" (what an awful word) but, i don't know if is the Guardian site streaming, this is like some serious HEAVY-COMPRESSION stuff.
I'm not going to listen to this until it drops through my letterbox on Monday but I'm now even more excited to give it a spin! (if it's possible to be any more excited about this).
This band can do no wrong for me, and I wouldn't want to be without any of their records (inc. Man of Aran). I even love Zeus though it was hit and miss for a lot of people.